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Old   May 17, 2010, 07:47
Default External aero: Plot drag over car length (Cd vs. x)
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Hello everybody,

I am doing some aerodynamics calculations with simpleFoam. Everything works fine so far.

Now I want to make a plot of how the drag value distributes over the length of the vehicle (say: high drag in the front due to stagnation, then somewhat lower and a high peak due to the wake again at the rear of the vehicle).
I know that this is possible to do in Fluent and I was wondering, if it would be possible in OpenFoam as well. Does anybody have experience or ideas? Would I need to write a small utility for that? (I think I might need something like: the 6 force contributions for each cell center or so)

Thanks already in advance,

/Bastian
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